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Anne Frank's Tree: Nature’s Confrontation with Technology, by Eric Katz

By Eric Katz

during this vital and unique interdisciplinary paintings, famous environmental thinker Eric Katz explores technology’s function in dominating either nature and humanity. He argues that know-how dominates, and consequently destroys, the flora and fauna; it dominates, and accordingly destroys, serious elements of human lifestyles and society. expertise explanations an estrangement from nature, and hence a lack of which means in human existence. accordingly, people lose the ability to make ethical and social offerings; they lose the facility to manage their lives. Katz’s argument innovatively connects specified parts of suggestion: the basic objective of the Holocaust, together with Nazi environmental coverage, to heal the degenerate components of society; and the plan to heal degraded normal platforms that informs the modern environmental coverage of ‘ecological restoration’. In either arenas of ‘healing’, Katz argues that technological forces force motion, whereas domination emerges because the winning ideology. Katz’s paintings is a plea for the improvement of a know-how that doesn't dominate and damage yet as an alternative promotes autonomy and freedom. Anne Frank, a sufferer of Nazi ideology and motion, observed the titular tree in the back of her mystery annex as a logo of freedom and ethical goodness. In Katz’s argument, the tree represents a loose and self sustaining nature, proof against human keep watch over and domination. Anne Frank’s Tree is rooted in an empirical method of philosophy, seating advanced moral principles in an available and strong narrative of ancient truth and deeply own lived experience.

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